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Visitor Restrictions

The Detroit Medical Center has eased visitor restrictions at all locations.

For hospitalized patients, we are now allowing each patient one visitor at a time for no more than an hour.

Visitors for procedural care, Emergency Department, and clinic patients will wait in a designated COVID SAFE area.

All visitors must be 18 or older. Visitors will be asked screening questions and have their temperature taken, are required to wear a face mask, will be asked to sanitize their hands, and must observe social distancing.

Visitors will not be allowed for those hospitalized patients who test positive for COVID-19 or those who have symptoms.

The DMC has put in place enhanced standards across our health system to ensure patient safety.

We have designated COVID SAFE zones throughout our hospitals, including in the Emergency Departments for non-COVID care. Clear signage is in place for COVID SAFE zones and COVID CARE zones. Any potential and confirmed COVID patients are immediately separated into COVID CARE zones.

Waiting areas, hospital lobbies, elevators and patient registration locations are marked to promote social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations are located in areas all across DMC facilities. All surfaces throughout our hospitals are continually cleaned and disinfected.

When you enter a DMC hospital you can rest assured that you are entering a safe and secure environment.

Watch this video to learn more about our visitor policy and safe care at the DMC.

Scheduling of Elective Surgeries

During this time, all Detroit Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all. 

We are providing elective services to ensure access to needed healthcare for our community amidst COVID-19. Every precaution is being taken, combining infection prevention processes, training, testing and supply of personal protective equipment. The following resources are in place.


An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.